§ Colonel DAY
asked the Minister of Pensions whether, seeing that a number of the successful candidates from his Department who sat at the Southborough examination are in receipt of pensions for disabilities resulting from diseases contracted during War service, he has made any representations to secure that these men shall receive permanent appointments, though normally not up to the medical standard imposed on civilian entrants to the Civil Service?
§ Major TRYON
A number of the successful candidates not only from the Ministry of Pensions, but from other Government Departments, are in receipt of disability pensions, and the Civil Service Commissioners are already empowered, by Order in Council dated the 22nd March, 1918, to modify considerably the medical requirements in such cases. No further action is necessary.